Eusebius McKaiser leaves Radio 702

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Eusebius McKaiser
Eusebius McKaiser
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Broadcaster and political analyst Eusebius McKaiser will depart from Radio 702 on 26 June 2020.

It was announced on Thursday that Clement Manyathela would move from the Midday Report, taking up the mid-morning show. 

"Clement is a well-known and respected political journalist who has spent his career covering senior political and industry leaders, providing objective insight and informed opinion. Clement will be bringing his own blend of investigative reporting and deep insights," says a statement released to the media. 

702 station manager, Thabisile Mbete says: "702 has spent a lot of time understanding what our listeners now - and of the future - are looking for.  We have valued Eusebius's contribution and know that the next stage of his career journey will showcase his skills as a journalist, political analyst, writer and of course, master debater." 

About the next step in his career, Clement says: "It is always challenging starting something new, and I am grateful for the opportunity. I am looking forward to this new chapter of my broadcasting career, exploring new ideas and having an extended time to engage with our listeners."

Mandy Wiener, who is also a News24 columnist, returns to the Primedia Broadcasting team, hosting the Midday Report.

"This is a homecoming for me. 702 is where I started my career, and it nurtured and moulded me into the journalist I am today. I am excited at the opportunity presented by a fast-paced, news-driven, agenda-setting show such as the Midday Report"
Mandy Wiener

The change to the line up is part of the longer-term strategy to reposition 702 in response to listener feedback, according to the statement. 

Compiled by Graye Morkel

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